Breaking: UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

Date:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Mr Johnson has mild symptoms and will self-isolate in Downing Street.

“He was tested for coronavirus on the personal advice of England’s chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty,” a statement said.

He will still be in charge of the government’s handling of the crisis, the statement added.

The test was carried out at Number 10 by NHS staff.

In a tweet, Mr Johnson said: “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus.

“Together we will beat this.”

Mr Johnson was last seen on Thursday night, as he clapped outside No 10 as part of a nationwide gesture to thank NHS staff.

There are more than 11,600 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the UK, and 578 people have died.

NewsWireNGR
NewsWireNGR
We tell underreported stories and drive conversational Journalism for change

Leave a Reply

Share post:

Subscribe

spot_imgspot_img

Popular

More like this
Related

Man Who Lost A Bentley, G-Wagon, Range Rover Jeep and Many Other Exotic Cars To Lagos Flood

By Balogun Kamilu Lekan It is the rainy season, and...

Top 40+ Quotes and 300+ Happy New Month Messages for October 2022

October, the tenth month of 2022, has just begun...

Missing INEC staff found dead in Anambra

A staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),...

Nigeria at 62: Ondo governor, Akeredolu, pardons 16 inmates

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has directed the...
%d bloggers like this: